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SABRE™ and multi-string cutting (MSC)


The SABRE™ and MSC subsea abrasive cutting packages are flexible severance solutions which can be combined with other innovations to achieve results on wells that cannot be easily severed by mechanical means, either platform of subsea.

Proven across multiple global campaigns, SABRE and MSC internal abrasive severance packages will cut all the casings in a well, including those with eccentricity, or various annuli contents and casing loading.

With an extensive track record SABRE and MSC have proven to be invaluable tooling packages based on their successful use on some of the most significant abandonment campaigns in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Far East Asia. Having cut over 400+ multi-string wells in waters up to 250 meters deep, and 28 wells in a single campaign, SABRE and MSC make light work of even composite materials such as cemented casings.

The equipment uses a mixture of air, water and abrasive garnet at up to 1,000 bar to cut through the multiple steel casings and annuli, with the abrasive jet exiting the tool at transonic speeds ensuring optimal cutting performance. The system, when teamed with other proprietary equipment, forms the backbone to the our rigless abandonment spread.

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